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Credit Card Companies Look To Customers With Spotty Credit Histories

AP | By EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Fierce competition for top-tier credit card customers appears to be leading some banks to look in elsewhere for new business: borrowers wi...

Best Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

Curtis Arnold | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

This time of year, retail stores want to encourage new account signups at checkout. If you make too many new applications, you can put a temporary ding in your credit report that can disqualify you from the best credit card deals.

Janean Chun

American Express and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Kick Off Small Business Saturday | Janean Chun | Posted 12.27.2011 | Small Business

In an effort to boost sales during the upcoming holiday shopping season, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and American Express CEO Kenneth Chenau...

Major Contender Withdraws from Presidential Race -- Obama Victory Now Assured

Mark Steinberg | Posted 12.26.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

I believe that Democrats would ultimately have seen that my "1-1-1" plan for job creation was superior to anything the President has tried or proposed. It also has the virtue of simplicity.

How The Wall Street Occupiers Can Help My Small Business

Gene Marks | Posted 12.18.2011 | Small Business
Gene Marks

To all of you who are spending your weekends and valuable time protesting as part of the "occupy movement," I want to thank you. But you guys can help me. If you wouldn't mind, can I ask you for a few favors? As a small business owner?

Let's Take Small Business Saturday to the Next Level

Robert Levin | Posted 12.13.2011 | Small Business
Robert Levin

Small Business Saturday is a day set aside in November (this year it's taking place on the 26th) when people are encouraged to forgo the mall or the big box stores and buy from small businesses. I want ideas on how we can take it to the next level.

Obama's Job Creation Advisors Include Job-Cutting Execs | Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Just days before the president appointed Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and chief executive of American Express, to the council, the company announced ...

The Points Guy: All About Transferable Miles

Brian Kelly | Posted 11.30.2011 | Travel
Brian Kelly

My advice is to keep your points in your central accounts so that you can transfer to the airline or hotel program that best fits your needs when you travel.

10 Companies With The Best Customer Experience

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

Some companies are just better at making sure customers feel good. And there is a whole industry based around maximizing customer experience at "a...

American Express Foundation President on Service, Local Communities and Leadership

Aaron Hurst | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Tim McClimon is the President of the American Express Foundation, one of the most innovative leaders in philanthropy today. He has a rare ability to see opportunities to make an exceptional impact for both the community and the company's bottom line.

7 Of Warren Buffett's Biggest News Moments

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett's actions might not be predictable, but people certainly do take notice of them. His investments are mimicked, his remarks publicized a...

UPDATE: Suspect Allegedly Tried To Cash In $1.5 Million Insurance Policy On Robyn Gardner

Posted 10.18.2011 | Crime

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP/The Huffington Post) — A Maryland man detained in Aruba in the presumed death of his travel partner had an accidental-deat...

How Swipe Fees Affect Customers

Daily Finance | Regina Lewis | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

Swipe fees are the charges retailers pay when they allow you to use plastic at their store. In reviewing the comments and speaking about the story on ...

Three of the Worst Credit Cards on the Market and Three Excellent Substitutes

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 09.05.2011 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

While it's truly a testament to the new credit card laws that the number of utterly unattractive credit card offers has diminished over the past couple of years, the fact of the matter is a few bad offers will always remain.

Credit Card Issuers Can Increase Security With Simple Steps: Study

EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit card companies could make customers' accounts and identities more secure with a few simple steps. That's what consulting f...

When Greed Is Good

Carine Fabius | Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts
Carine Fabius

2011-06-23-excess.jpgLondon-based Maximilian Widemann, a pop graffiti artist, channels horror over modern society's mind-bending fascination with money.

AmEx's First Prepaid Card 'For Everyone'

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- American Express is rolling out its first prepaid card aimed at the general market on Tuesday as it moves to stake a claim in the growing ...

GE CEO: Boost Hiring By Speeding Up Construction Projects

Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Washington should streamline permitting for construction projects and make it easier for tourists to visit the United States to help ...

Easy Reader: BookExpo America 2011 Offers Plenty

David Finkle | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Book lovers, here's a full disclosure about reporter/bookist me and BookExpo America 2011 at New York City's Jacob Javits Center: I go for the giveaways.

How To Keep Customers Coming Back

Seth Priebatsch | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business
Seth Priebatsch

Loyalty programs are an effective way to reward your most frequent customers. In other words -- you should definitely have one.

Jordan Zakarin

Why Is Amy Smart Wearing A Mustache? | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 06.24.2011 | Entertainment

From Chaplin to Marx, the top names in short comedic film boasted precise comedic timing, succinct deliveries and, most famously, substantial and icon...

Small Business Owners Plan To Hire Despite Cash Flow Concerns

Open Forum | Jason Del Rey | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

Yesterday, American Express OPEN released the results of its latest Small Business Monitor, a biannual survey of small business owners. While the repo...

In The Public Interest: How Much Did You Pay for Tax Dodging Corporations?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

Instead of cutting needed programs, our leaders should take a close look at our unbalanced tax code and close the outrageous loopholes that allow the wealthiest individuals and corporations to skip out on paying their share.

How to "Unstage" Duran Duran: Conversations With David Lynch and American Express' Jessica Igoe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This Wednesday night we'll see a convergence of David Lynch, Duran Duran, and American Express for the "Unstaged" concert series.

Premium Return Protection for the Impulsive

Tim Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Chen

Impulse buyers all over can breathe easier thanks to a new service from American Express, Premium Return Protection. This program could save you from ...